Num. 20 The Consequence of Disobedience
The people grumbled–AGAIN! Their lack of water changed their countenance from blessing to grumbling and murmuring. First: If only we had died when our brothers died before the Lord. Second: Why have you brought us up into this wilderness? Third: Why have you brought us to this dreadful place where there is no grain, figs, pomegranates, or water?
Does this sound like us when life is not going the way we think it should?
Wisely, Moses and Aaron sought the Lord’s counsel, and He gave them one explicit instruction; speak to the rock, and it will bring forth water. But, Moses rebelled and struck the rock in his impatience and anger, not once but twice. God said, because you did not hallow me before the children of Israel, you shall not enter the land I promised. Sometimes, the consequence of our sin(s) is great, and in this case, Moses and Aaron will die and not see the land.
God is clear: His instructions are clear, Obedience is clear.
Where has God given us clear instructions and we have not obeyed?